5 jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie. Please sign and share the petition to send a message to the Manitoba government and urge them to reverse these reckless cuts!
"Every one of our union's 155,000 members is proud of these women and men for fighting for decent wages and working conditions." — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer
Whether it’s excessive workloads for frontline staff or inadequate services for people with addiction or mental health issues, many of the problems discussed in the report can be traced back to the failure of federal and provincial government to adequately fund social programs.
“How can the employer ask its workers to take a $20,000 pay cut when it’s given its CEO a $20,000 pay hike?" — Len Mancini, OPSEU Local 216 bargaining committee Chair
Kim Ciavarella, Banyan CEO, recently awarded herself a $20,000 raise. Then she told staff that, collectively, they would have to take home $20,000 less yearly. When employees cried foul, Ciavarella locked them out. They have now been without a contract since April 1, 2017.
“It’s shameful that while the centre’s CEO climbs higher and higher up the Sunshine List, these members are being asked to take home less and less.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Strike action is never the first choice, but AYSP staff have shown they will do what is necessary to reach an agreement." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Social workers in the BCGEU/NUPGE, who have long advocated for similar changes, stand behind the Representative's positions on these vital issues." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Join OPSEU's Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel in recognizing October 19 as Spirit Day!
"When the employer saw that workers were determined to get a deal that respected their professionalism and commitment, they came back to the table at the 11th hour." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President